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French Tutor from France
French Tutor from France

French Tutor from France

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$45/hour
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Introduction: I was born and raised in the Loire Valley of France (the "Valley of the Kings"), where the purest form of French is spoken. Contrary to what you may have been told by other teachers, the accent learned in Paris is harsh and jarring to most people, much like the New York City accent sounds crude to most Americans. But, having also lived in Paris for 22 years, I can teach that accent, too, if that is what you prefer. In my numerous years of teaching French I have brought many students to complete fluency using the unique, proprietary teaching method I developed. All along your learning process I will give you key points to focus on that, when implemented, I guarantee will bring you to fluency. I teach a full range of students: from complete beginners, to people preparing for travel, to American high school French teachers wanting to enhance their understanding of the language, to university professors needing assistance in book translations. To keep lessons interesting and fun, I always connect real-life situations to what you are learning, so the information sticks and is easily recalled. I also touch on the etymology of words and how English and French are frequently interrelated. This is a great way for you to understand and remember vocabulary. In addition, I will teach you the "cultural effect" of the words you are learning. For instance, two words may be equally correct, but one will make you sound well educated and the other may make you sound a bit derogatory. This is very important when communicating with people in a foreign country. My ultimate reward will be seeing you progress in your understanding of French and your confidence in speaking it. Let's begin your journey now!
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Ariadna C.

French Lessons

Eric is a great teacher. He’s easy to talk to, and gives you the confidence you need to learn a new language. He’s always on time, and with him, taking classes is fun again, and you will never feel ashamed for making mistakes. His lessons are interesting and dynamic, and if you are feeling overwhelmed he will find a way of taking your mind off it. He’s a very positive thinking, excellent excellent teacher.
Dec 2, 2020
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Lynn H.

French Lessons

While we are only two lessons in, I have already committed to more. Eric is calm, friendly and patient while also demanding and exacting- excellent qualities in a teacher. I feel confident that if I do the work on my end Eric will make certain that I learn to speak French correctly and well.
Jan 12, 2020
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Petrina W.

French Lessons

It has been a joy to learn French again because Eric makes it fun and after we get the basics down, I'm confident we'll be conversing. He's very professional and even though it's been just two lessons so far, I'm learning so much. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning French.
Dec 16, 2019
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Talia K.

French Lessons

Eric is absolutely amazing and worth every penny. He was initially hired for my 3yr daughter but she was not ready to take on French Lessons lol. I decided to take his lessons for myself and he blow my mind when I saw how open and comfortable he made me, you'll thank me later.
Nov 12, 2019
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Terry I.

French Lessons

Eric far exceeded my expectations. He is always punctual and very well prepared. He has created excellent study materials, and has developed a proven system for teaching French. I was amazed at how quickly we were putting sentences together. He is kind, patient, and supportive, and gave me very helpful insights and information that greatly helped me with my first trip to Paris and Loire Valley. Incidentally, Eric was born and raised in Loire, and lived in Paris for more than 20 years l, which made him my perfect teacher. I highly recommend him and look forward to resuming my lessons!
Sep 18, 2019
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Eric Buisson

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Money-saving packages are available if you want to pay in advance for a group of 5 classes.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It depends on the current level of the student. For true beginners, I start with basics and use my proven proprietary method that will lead them to fluency. For intermediate and advanced students, I always make sure they have mastered the fundamentals. If not, I strengthen those areas and we move forward to the next level.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Licence en Lettres modernes; DEA (Bachelor’s degree/Master's degree); I have 25 years experience in teaching and 15 years tutoring French and only French! All levels (from strict beginners to college professors).

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